Occupational therapy (OT) is treatment that is provided to infants, toddlers or children which enables them to achieve as much independence as possible in all facets of their lives.
The word "occupation" describes an activity which occupies the majority of an infant or a child’s time.
Therapeutic intervention can teach a child the individual skills of daily living that are necessary for independence and for achieving their potential.
For children, the primary focus of their "occupation" is to achieve age appropriate development, play, and social skills.
Occupational therapy helps to establish and maintain health, wellness, and maximum quality of life.
Occupational therapy can also:
For infants, toddlers, and young children, OT covers daily functional skills, achieving age appropriate developmental milestones, and progressing to more advanced and challenging skills as they mature.
Occupational therapy is offered as an early intervention program at The Infants' Home through the Allied Health team.
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